Marinette Boat Forum
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The Marinetteboat forum has moved. It is now on PHPBB at http://marinetteboat.net/forum ... Most users want this... go there and log in.
I am marinettejoe ... now marinetteman on the new site. ... if you are looking for the nice people in the city of Marinette... go here .. http://www.marinette.wi.us/
Marinette factory is run by John Althouse ... tell him if you are a forum member at http://marinette.com
We are also marinetteboat.com now.
Why a Marinette?
Marinette (Aluminum Cruisers) are welded aluminum boats that IMHO are the best choice for an inexpensive cabin cruiser. I doubt one could build a boat like a Marinette today under 300k. Proper anodes and maintenance makes this a hundred year + boat. All (but a few) are more than 20 years old, and many are over 50. You cannot say that about many other boats. Most of the Marinettes ever built are still afloat. Repairs on the boat are generally paint, engines and topside leaks.
It does not take a huge amount of effort to bring a project Marinette back to pristine condition for the dedicated boater. They are sought after in areas where aluminum boats with shallow draft and planing hulls are preferable (Puget sound, in rivers and lakes). The hull does not get hot to touch. They are not uncommon in the Chesapeake Bay, on Great Lakes, and on eastern US rivers and lakes. Good Marinettes can be purchased for reasonable amounts of money and Chrysler engine parts are still available (e.g. through MarysvilleMarine distributors, et al). The factory at Marinette.com has many other parts. You can buy a new Marinette.
The economical nature of the boat to buy and maintain, the cabin layout and sheer space of the design makes them popular.
Logging into the article publishing
At the right is the JOOMLA login which is required for posting articles to the site as opposed to forum threads. This page is an article.
Very few users are allowed to post articles... sorry.
Logging in to the forum
To login, new users will register first. Note : you need a new user name and password that is not associated with the previous site. I cannot bring over old forum threads or user accounts.
Members are required to describe your boat in sentences and describe where you boat (what rivers or location) in the profile. Boat name is required, Owner first name is required, as well as a text description of the boat with a qualitative statement (likes and don't likes). And finally write something you like or dislike about the ISP, phone or internet company or service you use. This information is not made public (only admins see this and you). This is in the user profile. I'd like everyone to enter, but existing users only have to enter the data when they update their profile. If you do not own a boat, describe yourself and/or your company and why you are here and state how you need to be here (e.g. buying this kind of boat). Vendors who register need to provide value to members. I ask this because it keeps out most robot spammers.
Why we moved.
The old site was failing (registration wasn't the only reason) and the costs exceeded $500 per year. This site is less than $40 per year.
Factory site http://marinette.com/ where John Althouse is always glad to keep us in zincs and repair parts and lots of great stuff. DO NOT POST intellectual property belonging to John or anyone else. Copyright violation is stealing. Not even manuals. He owns the copyright.... Sheesh. If I post something, I have asked permission.
Other club great sites.... http://www.greatlakesmarinetteclub.com/ ,
and repair tips by fast jeff.